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The Most Famous Cornellian: Leo Max Frank (1884 to 1915)
Leo Max Frank hails from sleepy Brooklyn, famed for graveyards, breweries and baby carriages. Blossoming in the cotton fields of Texas and finding southern life too easy, he migrated to New York's slumberland. The far-fanted beauty of Ithaca's scenery induced him to choose Cornell as his Alma Mater. His genius found expression in three-phased generators and foundry work, where he soon gained the reputation of being the champion hot-air artist of the University by his happy faculty of talking all day and saying nothing. His services as a debating coach for the Congress debate teams have made him a fame hard to equal. This proficiency as an air shooter will doubtless win Max success as a gas jet.
Leo Frank, Senior Class Book of Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1906, page 79, 344 and 345.